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Tyrell Williams WR-LAC
Snares reception in preseason win

Williams secured his only target for 21 yards in the Chargers' 24-14 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Williams drew the start alongside Keenan Allen and made good on his sole target, which came on Los Angeles' first play from scrimmage. The fourth-year pro will need to produce consistently to hang on to his current No. 2 receiver role this season, considering that last year's seventh overall pick Mike Williams is fully healthy and has the talent to potentially wrest the job if he stays clear of the injury bug. Williams will look to keep building momentum for the regular season during next Saturday night's exhibition against the Saints.

Mike Williams WR-LAC
Finds end zone in preseason win

Williams secured his only target for a 25-yard touchdown in the Chargers' 24-14 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: The second-year receiver made his one catch count, showing off his athleticism by going up high and over the defender to snare the touchdown throw from Geno Smith. Williams saw Tyrell Williams draw the start opposite Keenan Allen, but he has the talent to challenge the latter for the No. 2 role as the season unfolds. Last season's seventh overall pick is now at full health after a back injury limited him to 10 games in 2017, and a pass-heavy Chargers offense should help him exponentially improve on last season's modest 11 receptions.

Roberto Aguayo K-LAC
Perfect on four kicks in preseason win

Aguayo was successful on a 39-yard field-goal attempt and also converted all three of his extra-point tries in the Chargers' 24-14 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Locked in a battle for the placekicking job with Caleb Sturgis, Aguayo acquitted himself impressively Saturday. The former Lou Groza Award winner is looking for a fresh start after a tumultuous first two pro seasons that went nowhere near as successfully as his college pedigree would have suggested. The battle between the two kickers figures to go down to the wire, with Sturgis -- who didn't receive any opportunities against the Seahawks-- likely to get multiple chances to show what he can do against the Saints in Los Angeles' third preseason game next Saturday.

Brandon Marshall WR-SEA
Quiet in preseason debut

Marshall (hamstring) failed to come up with his only target in the Seahawks' 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: The veteran's one target came on the first play of Seattle's second series, when he drew a pass interference penalty on a deep target down the left side of the field. Marshall worked with the first-team offense during the past week, and the ongoing absence of Doug Baldwin due to a knee issue presumably provides the former with a bit more slack in terms of a roster spot for the time being. However, given his checkered medical history over the last year, Marshall will have to also steer clear of the injury bug for the remainder of preseason to ensure he survives final cuts. He'll look to make more of an impression in next Friday's exhibition versus the Vikings.

Mike Davis RB-SEA
Solid through the air in preseason loss

Davis rushed once for three yards and secured three of four targets for 16 yards in the Seahawks' 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Davis saw more limited opportunity than he had in the preseason opener with C.J. Prosise (hip) active Saturday, but he still found a way to make a good impression with his work through the air. The four-year pro is in a three-way battle with Prosise and J.D. McKissic for the No. 3 running back job behind Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny (finger), and the race still appears to be wide open heading into next Friday night's exhibition against the Vikings.

C.J. Prosise RB-SEA
Logs nine touches in preseason debut

Prosise (hip) rushed three times for 12 yards and secured all six targets for 35 yards in the Seahawks' 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: The oft-injured back took advantage of extended playing time, unsurprisingly standing out with his work in the passing game. Prosise is battling J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis for the pass-catching/ No. 3 running back role in the Seahawks' backfield, and his general unreliability from a health standpoint potentially leaves him with more to prove than his pair of competitors. Prosise's production Saturday certainly is a step in the right direction, and he'll look to build on it during Seattle's third preseason tilt versus the Vikings next Friday.

Chris Carson RB-SEA
Mixed bag in preseason loss

Carson rushed nine times for 34 yards and secured his only target for six yards in the Seahawks' 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers on Saturday. He also lost a fumble.

ANALYSIS: The second-year pro's volume was the preseason equivalent of the lead-back role he's expected to play to open the season, as he comfortably paced all Seahawks rushers in carries. Carson did scuffle a bit for running room outside of a game-long 12-yard rumble, taking his other eight carries for just 22 yards. However, he saw a 23-yard touchdown nullified by an illegal block penalty, a play that would have naturally improved his final line significantly had it stood. Carson then short-circuited a six-play, 72-yard drive early in the second quarter when he coughed up the ball at the Chargers' one-yard line. However, as long as Rashaad Penny (finger) is sidelined, Carson is the unquestioned No. 1 back, and it's worth noting he was already on his way to securing the role prior to the former's injury. Carson will look to put Saturday's key miscue behind him and gear further up for the regular season in next Friday's preseason tilt against the Vikings.

Bo Scarbrough RB-DAL
Exits with hip injury

Scarbrough sustained a hip injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Bengals, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

ANALYSIS: Scarbrough had a rough day Saturday, rushing four times for minus-two yards before exiting for good with a hip injury of unspecified severity. Fellow backup Darius Jackson, who gained 42 yards on six carries, showed well in his absence, though neither tailback seems to be in a position to unseat Rod Smith as the No. 2 runner before Week 1.

Taywan Taylor WR-TEN
Shines in preseason loss

Taylor secured all four of his targets for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 30-14 preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Taylor saw extensive playing time Saturday, making his touchdown catches in the first and third quarters. The second-year pro's first score came on an impressive 47-yard grab from Marcus Mariota to cap off a six-play, 75-yard first-quarter drive, a wide receiver screen on which Taylor did all the work by speeding up the right side of the field. He found pay dirt on a second occasion when he secured a quick three-yard scoring pass from Blaine Gabbert on the Titans' first series of the third quarter. Taylor could see a considerable uptick in opportunity to open the season if Rishard Matthews (undisclosed) remains sidelined, but irrespective of the latter's status, he's poised to build on the 16-231-1 line he generated over 16 games as a rookie.

Trey Burton TE-CHI
Reaches paydirt Saturday

Burton caught four passes for 45 yards and a score during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

ANALYSIS: Burton was much more involved than he was last week, frequently lining up in the slot and ultimately drawing the most looks from starting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky amongst all Bears pass catchers. This is something we might need to get used to as Trubisky continues his development within an offense devoid of many other established receiving options outside of offseason prize Allen Robinson. Burton will look to build upon his impressive performance during Chicago's third preseason game next Saturday against the Chiefs.

Tyler Eifert TE-CIN
Held out of action

Eifert was not in uniform for Saturday's 21-13 preseason win over the Cowboys.

ANALYSIS: Eifert traveled with the team and worked out with the team's medical staff, but he was ultimately included on the list of inactives for the team's second preseason contest. His exclusion from the lineup isn't all that surprising given his injury history, but he should play a part in next week's exhibition against the Bills as he looks to round into form before the regular season starts.

Corey Davis WR-TEN
Suits up in preseason loss

Davis started but failed to come up with his only target in the Titans' 30-14 preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: The second-year speedster was targeted deep down the left sideline by Marcus Mariota on the Titans' first possession, but the two couldn't connect on the third-down pass. Davis generated a 34-375 line during his rookie 2017 season, but he stands to see a notable uptick in production if he can keep a hold of the No. 2 receiver role throughout the entirety of the campaign. Moreover, with Rishard Matthews still sidelined with an undisclosed injury that has no known recovery timetable, it's becoming increasingly conceivable that Davis could open the regular season as Tennessee's top wideout. He'll look to parlay what should be extended playing time next Saturday against the Steelers into some meaningful production ahead of the regular season.

Andy Dalton QB-CIN
Quiet in limited showing versus Cowboys

Dalton completed five of seven pass attempts for 41 yards during Saturday's 21-13 preseason win over the Cowboys. He also gained 13 yards on his lone carry.

ANALYSIS: Dalton played the first three series of the night, and while he only recorded two incompletions, he hardly generated anything downfield. He flashed his scrambling ability while picking up a first down at one point, but that was actually the team's second longest gain during his time on the field. Dalton could benefit from the team's new offensive scheme under offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, but we've hardly seen him in his new system to this point. He should play a larger role next week against the Bills.

Dion Lewis RB-TEN
Impressive in passing game during loss

Lewis rushed once for one yard and secured both of his targets 26 yards in the Titans' 30-14 preseason loss to the Buccaneers. He also fumbled once but it was recovered by the Titans.

ANALYSIS: While his production in the running game was negligible, Lewis made up for it through the air. The veteran didn't have any catches in last week's preseason opener, but he did rush twice for eight yards. Lewis' role as a complement to starter Derrick Henry and as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield appears set heading into the regular season, providing him with particular appeal in PPR formats. He'll look to continue gearing up for the regular season in next Saturday night's "dress rehearsal" game against the Steelers.

Tyler Boyd WR-CIN
Loses fumble versus Cowboys

Boyd caught both his targets for two yards and lost three yards on his only carry during Saturday's 21-13 win over the Cowboys. He also lost a fumble.

ANALYSIS: Things hardly could've gone worse for Boyd, who lost net yardage on the night and turned the ball over at midfield in the second quarter. He found the end zone in the first preseason game, but this performance goes to show that he's still a long ways from cementing himself as a go-to option on the outside. Boyd is still competing with John Ross for positioning on the depth chart and will need a better showing next week against the Bills to help his case.

Jake Butt TE-DEN
No targets again

Butt appeared in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears but was not targeted in the passing game.

ANALYSIS: For someone who's known for his receiving prowess, Butt's complete lack of involvement as a receiver through two preseason games is concerning. Then again, it's only the preseason, and no other Broncos tight end has made more of a name for himself through the air in practice this summer. Butt, who sat out the entire 2017 season recovering from a torn ACL, will look to record his first catch as a professional during Denver's third preseason game next Friday against the Redskins.

Derrick Henry RB-TEN
Modest production in preseason loss

Henry rushed three times for seven yards and secured his only target for seven yards in the Titans' 30-14 preseason loss to the Buccaneers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: The second-year back saw limited action for the second straight week, matching his number of rushing touches from last week's opener against the Packers. Henry is slated for plenty of volume as the Titans' lead back during the coming season, so there's not much inclination on the part of head coach Mike Vrabel to overwork him during the exhibition slate. However, Henry should see an uptick in playing time during next Saturday night's "dress rehearsal" game against the Steelers in preparation for the regular-season opener.

Adam Humphries WR-TB
Impressive in preseason win

Humphries secured all three of his targets for 24 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-14 preseason win over the Titans.

ANALYSIS: The fourth-year wideout is facing a significant threat to his No. 3 receiver role from second-year man Chris Godwin, who impressed once again Saturday with a difficult touchdown catch in traffic. Humphries logged receptions from both starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston on Saturday and shared the field with Godwin on occasion, so it appears head coach Dirk Koetter is experimenting with different ways to utilize the talents of both as much as possible once the regular season commences. The Clemson product is also currently slated to serve as the No. 1 punt returner, which would give him additional fantasy utility in formats that factor in return yards. Humphries will look to build on Saturday's effort against the Lions in next Friday's "dress rehearsal" game.

John Ross WR-CIN
Makes presence felt versus Cowboys

Ross caught one of three targets for 29 yards and scored a two-point conversion during Saturday's 21-13 preseason win over the Cowboys.

ANALYSIS: Ross waited until the second half to make his presence felt, hauling in a 29-yard gain to set up a field goal before capping off a long touchdown drive with a catch for a two-point conversion. The second-year pro has just two catches to his name this preseason, but he's totaled 49 yards on those grabs, illustrating the explosive nature of his skill set. Ross is looking to stake his claim to a role in the offense and will look to get more involved next week against the Bills.

Courtland Sutton WR-DEN
Finds end zone Saturday

Sutton caught one pass for 16 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

ANALYSIS: Sutton didn't see any looks from starting quarterback Case Keenum, who attempted 13 passes Saturday, but instead caught his lone pass from backup Chad Kelly. Sutton nonetheless showed off his huge frame and strong hands while grabbing the first professional touchdown of his career. Jousting with fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton for the No. 3 receiving role behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Sutton will look to build upon his performance during the Broncos' third preseason game next Friday in Washington.

Ronald Jones RB-TB
Struggles for running room again

Jones rushed four times for two yards and failed to come up with his only target in the Buccaneers' 30-14 preseason win over the Titans on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: For the second time in as many preseason games, Jones couldn't get much going on the ground, although he had the misfortune of seeing a seven-yard run called back due to an offensive holding call against tight end O.J. Howard. Jones logged time in both the second and third quarters -- giving him plenty of reps against the Titans' second- and third-team defenders -- making his overall numbers particularly disappointing. Current starter Peyton Barber enjoyed significantly more success versus Tennessee's first-team defense, further widening the gulf between the two backs for the moment. Jones will look to put together his first solid game as a pro during next Friday's night's exhibition tilt against the Lions.

Joe Mixon RB-CIN
Held in check versus Cowboys

Mixon gained eight yards on four carries and caught his only target for a one-yard gain during Saturday's 21-13 preseason win over the Cowboys.

ANALYSIS: Mixon found the going extremely tough, contributing a long gain of four yards while totaling five yards on his other four touches. None of the other Bengals runners fared well either, so perhaps Mixon's struggles can be chalked up to a sound performance by an improved Dallas defensive unit. He figures to handle a sizable workload regardless of his preseason performance, but it would be reassuring for perspective fantasy owners to see him perform well in an exhibition contest. He'll likely get the opportunity to do so next week against the Bills before sitting out the final preseason contest.

Peyton Barber RB-TB
Another solid effort in win

Barber rushed six times for 32 yards and secured his only target for three yards in the Buccaneers' 30-14 preseason win over the Titans on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Earlier in the week, reports emerged that Barber was viewed as the leader in the clubhouse for the No. 1 running back job to open the season over second-round pick Ronald Jones II. Saturday's results seemed to lend further credence to that notion, as Barber once again outpaced his rookie competition by a notable margin. The third-year pro led the Bucs' backs in both carries and yards and displayed some of his newfound quickness with an 18-yard rumble on the second play of Tampa's second possession. Barber will look to put an even more definitive stamp on his status in what will likely be extended action during next Friday night's "dress rehearsal" game against the Lions.

DaeSean Hamilton WR-DEN
Logs first career reception

Hamilton caught one of two targets for 18 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

ANALYSIS: Hamilton caught his first career pass Saturday on a play-action throw from starting quarterback Case Keenum. The rookie didn't make much noise outside of that play, though, and was seemingly outdone by fellow rookie Courtland Sutton, who caught a 16-yard touchdown later on in the game. No matter, Hamilton -- at worst -- seems poised to open the regular season as the Broncos' No. 4 option, and he could make a case for higher billing with an impressive performance during Denver's third preseason game next Friday against the Bears.

Rico Gathers TE-DAL
Leads team in receiving versus Bengals

Gathers caught two of three targets for 32 yards during Saturday's 21-13 preseason loss to the Bengals.

ANALYSIS: Gathers led the team in receiving on the night, thanks in large part to a 25-yard reception on his team's last possession of the game. The likes of Dalton Schultz, Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin combined for 13 targets, though the trio only managed a total of 45 receiving yards. Gathers seemingly still has the opportunity to claim a roster spot and he'll look to build off a respectable showing next week against the Cardinals.

Devontae Booker RB-DEN
Outplayed by Freeman

Booker rushed four times for 17 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

ANALYSIS: The Broncos split first-team work between Booker and Royce Freeman and, just like last week, the rookie seemed to be the superior option. Booker's stock is clearly trending downwards at this point, though the third-year back will get at least one more chance to prove his worth during the Broncos' third preseason game next Friday against the Redskins.

Ryan Griffin TE-HOU
Pair of catches on opening drive

Griffin secured two of four targets for 29 yards in the Texans' 16-13 preseason win over the 49ers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Griffin started and logged both of his receptions on the Texans' successful opening drive. The 28-year-old connected with DeShaun Watson for an impressive 22-yard grab that brought the ball down to the 49ers' six-yard line, and he came just a yard short of a touchdown two plays later with another grab that set up a Bruce Ellington one-yard score. With the retirement of C.J. Fiedorowicz, Griffin has a clear path to No. 1 tight end duties to open the season, which could lead to numbers the caliber of the 50-442-2 line he put up in 2016 if he can steer clear of the injury bug.

Latavius Murray RB-MIN
Struggles in Saturday's preseason game

Murray had six carries for 12 yards and fumbled twice (losing one) in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville.

ANALYSIS: After an explosive performance in the first preseaon game (four carries for 48 yards), Murray struggled Saturday against a better defense. His fumbles likely are not a worry since he's never had a history of turnovers. His playing time early in the season will likely depend on whether the Vikings want to ease Dalvin Cook back into action after returning from an ACL injury.

Royce Freeman RB-DEN
Finds paydirt again

Freeman rushed six times for 20 yards and one touchdown during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

ANALYSIS: Freeman continued to split first-team work with Devontae Booker, and the rookie continued to outshine his counterpart en route to Freeman's second rushing touchdown in as many games. It'll be interesting to see how the Broncos dole out snaps during the team's third preseason game next Friday against the Redskins, when the starting offense is expected to get it's longest run of the preseason before presumably sitting out the preseason finale.

Deshaun Watson QB-HOU
Sharp with slight boost in playing time

Watson completed five of eight passes for 73 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Texans' 16-13 preseason win over the 49ers on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Although head coach Bill O'Brien had stated that Watson's workload would be similar to that of the preseason opener, the second-year quarterback ended up logging more snaps due to the success of the one drive he led. Watson spearheaded a crisp 11-play, 79-yard scoring march that answered the 49ers' similarly successful opening possession. He was impressive while connecting with Bruce Ellington for a total of 44 yards over three completions, including the one-yard touchdown that capped off the series. Watson also found starting tight end Ryan Griffin for a 22-yard strike that put the ball in the red zone, making it a highly successful encore to last week's cameo appearance. Watson appears to have eliminated any lingering doubts about his regular-season readiness over the first pair of exhibitions, although he figures to further corroborate his health in next Saturday's "dress rehearsal" showdown against the Rams.

Roc Thomas RB-MIN
Has 25 yards rushing in second preseason game

Thomas had five carries for 25 yards in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Mike Boone had 13 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown.

ANALYSIS: The competition for the No. 3 RB role remains close as Thomas had the big game in the first preseason contests (eight carries for 29 yards and three receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns) and Boone had a big outing in the second. Thomas still averaged five yards a carry and played later in the game with the second- and third-string offense, so he held his own. The battle for the No. 3 role will likely be decided late in camp, and only Mack Brown has fallen behind due to a poor first game and missing the second game with an injury.

Jordan Howard RB-CHI
Takes nine carries in second preseason game

Howard took nine carries for 32 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

ANALYSIS: Showing no signs of the knee injury that prevented him from playing in the preseason opener, Howard looked spry and seemed to perform better than his underwhelming mark of 3.6 YPC suggests. He predictably wasn't involved in the passing game, which continues to be a red flag for potential fantasy investors in advance of the regular season. We'll see if Howard gets some action as a pass catcher in what should be his final appearance of the preseason next Saturday against the Chiefs.

Garrett Celek TE-SF
Logs one catch in preseason loss

Celek secured his only target for eight yards in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Drawing the start in place of George Kittle (shoulder), Celek logged his one catch on the 49ers' first play from scrimmage. The 30-year-old journeyman is certainly serviceable in the stopgap role that he's currently serving in with Kittle sidelined, but his ideal slotting is that of a complementary option to a front-line starter. As such, Celek's fantasy value is decidedly modest and limited to the deepest of formats at present, although any downgrade to Kittle's status would change that outlook to an extent. Celek figures to run with the first team once again and see extended time during next Saturday's night's "dress rehearsal" game against the Colts.

Mike Boone RB-MIN
Big performance in second preseason game

Boone had 13 carries for 91 yards, including a one-yard touchdown, in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville.

ANALYSIS: Boone was the first of the candidates for the No. 3 RB job to get carries in the game and he had a strong performance. Roc Thomas also played well (5 carries for 25 yards) and had a big game in the first preseason contest. The competition between Boone and Thomas for the No. 3 job remains close with Mack Brown falling behind due to a poor first game and missing the second game with an injury.

Trent Taylor WR-SF
Scores in preseason debut

Taylor (back) secured two of three targets for seven yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: Although his final line was undeniably modest, Taylor significantly propped it up by capping off a game-opening, 10-play, 78-yard match with a two-yard scoring connection with Jimmy Garoppolo. The second-year receiver has been progressively working back into practice after coming off the PUP list July 31, and Saturday's participation and results were certainly encouraging. After turning in solid numbers out of the slot as a rookie (43-430-2) and adding 289 return yards, Taylor projects as an intriguing asset for PPR formats in the coming season, especially since he'll have the opportunity to play a full campaign with Garoppolo if the health of both endures. Taylor will look to continue building his conditioning back up for regular-season action in next Saturday night's "dress rehearsal" game versus the Colts.

Allen Robinson WR-CHI
Quiet in preseason debut

Robinson was not targeted during Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

ANALYSIS: Even though Robinson didn't see any passes come his direction, it was still an encouraging night for anyone with investments in the receiver, as the Bears got creative with Robinson and delivered him several snaps in both the slot and on the boundary -- something that rarely happened during his time in Jacksonville. Robinson's next chance to log his first target as a member of the Bears will come in the team's third preseason game next Saturday against the Chiefs.

Jeremy McNichols RB-SF
Sees bulk of running back reps in loss

McNichols rushed 10 times for 28 yards and secured three of four targets for 19 yards in the 49ers' 16-13 preseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

ANALYSIS: As expected with Jerick McKinnon (calf) and Matt Breida (shoulder) sidelined, McNichols drew the start and saw a robust workload. His overall production -- 47 yards on 13 touches -- was serviceable yet unspectacular, but he certainly didn't hurt his chances, especially considering he faced the Texans' first-team defense for part of the night. McNichols played into the third quarter before giving way to Joe Williams, who actually had an even tougher time finding running room (eight carries, 18 yards). Even with the newly signed Alfred Morris projected to play in next Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, McNichols is likely to see plenty of touches with which he can continue making a case for a roster spot.

Kirk Cousins QB-MIN
Struggles in Saturday's preseason game

Cousins was just 3-of-8 for 12 yards passing in Saturday's preseason loss to Jacksonville while playing four series on offense.

ANALYSIS: Cousins didn't look as sharp as in his first preseason game, but the Jaguars have a top defense, his offensive line was missing several starters and Latavius Murray lost a fumble. We wouldn't read too much into his performance as has time to work out the kinks before the regular season.

Sammie Coates WR-HOU
Sustains concussion

Coates suffered a concussion and will not return to Saturday's preseason game against the 49ers. He caught three passes for 32 yards and returned one kickoff for 24 yards before the injury.

ANALYSIS: Coates is expected to make the team as a fourth or fifth wideout, though his primary role will be on special teams.

Isaiah Ford WR-MIA
Catches one pass

Ford caught one of two targets for five yard